Sea-Hawks open 2014 at Acadia

Women’s Basketball

(Jan. 8, 2014)The Memorial Sea-Hawks (2-4) will head to Wolfville for a pair of four-point AUS games against the Acadia Axewomen (2-5) this weekend.

 

Games will be 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday and will be webcast at www.AUStv.ca

 

Sandra AmoahMemorial opens the second half winners of two in a row, as they swept StFX in their final series of the fall. The team has had a balanced attack this season with sophomore forward Sandra Amoah (pictured on right) leading the way in scoring and rebounding with 11.0 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game.

 

Head coach Doug Partridge has used the same starting five of Amoah, Megan Robinson, Sydney Ezekiel, Kelia Pond and Marika Vanden Elzen, in every game this season. Rookies Chante Clarke and Sydney Stewart have been the biggest contributors off the bench so far this season.

 

Acadia will get most of their production from the pair of Abbey Duinker and Maya Macatumpag. Duinker, a fifth year forward, is currently sixth in the AUS with 15.0 points per game while Macatumpag has 9.9 points per game and is fifth in the AUS with 3.3 assists per game.

 

The eight points on the line this weekend will be key as both teams try to position themselves in the AUS playoff picture.

 

 

Men’s Basketball

(Jan. 8, 2014) The Sea-Hawks (0-6) will travel to take on the Acadia Axemen (5-2) this weekend in AUS men’s basketball.

 

Davion ParnsaluMemorial, despite being winless, have improved their competitiveness this season. Second year Vasilije Curcic continues to lead the Sea-Hawks with 14.8 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. Rookie point guard Davion Parnsalu (pictured on right) has given Memorial stability in the backcourt with 9.5 points per game and 3.2 assists per game.

 

Senior forward Owen Klassen, who returned to the Axemen lineup in November, leads Acadia. In four regular season games Klassen has averaged 23.8 points and 10.5 rebounds. The Axemen lineup also features senior Anthony Ashe, who scores 15.0 points per game and provides Acadia with a perimeter threat.

 

The games will be worth four points in the AUS standings. The games will be live on webcast at www.AUStv.ca and will tip off Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.